Articles on Ayurveda

Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas

Mar 15,19

In the philosophy of Yoga, derived from the Samkhya system, all matter in the universe is reducible to one primary substance called Prakriti. Prakriti literally means the original power of action. It does not refer to substance in the physical sense but to the potential from which all forms of matter, energy and mind can arise. Prakriti is the original state of pure potential out of which all things become possible. Prakriti is the latent state of substance, like the seed that holds the potential for a great tree. It is the prima materia of the world of which matter, energy and mind are manifestations. Prakriti, we could say, is the causal or original form of all substances, from which their subtle and gross forms arise. It is extremely subtle, ethereal and transcendent, forming the basis for space that is its first material form.

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Ayurveda and Vedic Counseling: What is the Relationship?

Jan 24,19

In this article we will discuss the relationship between Clinical Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Counseling on one hand, and between Ayurvedic …

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Ayurveda and the Mind: Keys to Yoga and Ayurveda Psychology

Nov 25,18

Ayurveda is inherently a psychological as much as it is a physical system of medicine. Its scope of practice includes …

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Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge

Oct 25,18

  Soma, the Counterpart of Agni Every form of Agni has a corresponding form of Soma, without which it cannot …

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The Wonderful Healing and Rejuvenating Power of Ayurvedic Oils

Sep 2,18

Ayurvedic Oils   Ayurveda has the most sophisticated, complex and powerful herbal and massage oils of any natural healing tradition …

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Why the practice of Yoga should begin with Ayurveda

Aug 7,18

The following article by Dr. David Frawley was first published by Zee News Using Ayurveda along with Yoga  helps us …

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Ayurvedic View of Wheat and Gluten

Jul 29,18

In the following article we examine the strengthens and weaknesses of a gluten-free diet and why Ayurveda recommends wheat for …

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Dairy Products in Ayurveda: Why They Remain Essential

Jul 26,18

  Dairy products, particularly milk and ghee, remain an important part of Ayurvedic dietary recommendations and are common ingredients in …

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International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga and Ayurveda for all Humanity

Jun 16,18

2018 marks the fourth International Yoga Day since its inception in 2015 by the United Nations. It has now become …

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Agni and Soma and Ayurvedic Alchemy

Jun 13,18

The following article is authored by Pavan Kanwar, an advanced student of Vamadeva. He can be reached at kingpavan@yahoo.com and …

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